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May 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to sell -- trying to explain why the united states is going to be staying in afghanistan in one form or another for another, what is it now, 12 years. i mean, that is an amazing number when you think about it. a ten-year commit many here. now this is both on the economics front and on troops and all of that is still to be negotiated. every years, there will be a lobbying effort to convince congress to fund aid programs to afghanistan. we can only imagine what some of those political fights might look like over the next decade, plus two years. that said, this isn't going to be the easiest thing for the president to be explaining tonight. this is not spiking the football. i think at first when people heard rumor the president was going to afghanistan, is he simply having an ewith the troops on the day to mark the anniversary? no, he is trying to sell the what is not the most popular policy. you know what, we will be in afghanistan longer than folks want to be. but let me say why we will be there. i don't want to repeat 1989 when the u.s. abandoned afghanistan after helping beat the sov
May 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
this to say. >> i do not comment on specific classified operations other than to say that the united states engages in a number of operations to go after al qaeda and their militant allies. their terrorist allies who would try to attack the united states. what this incident makes clear is that this country has to continue to remain vigilant against those that would seek to attack this country. >> we'll have the latest on this story at the top of the show. plus, debating gay marriage. it was a great case of tell me what you really think. yesterday vice president joe biden came out in favor of same-sex marriage. it's assumed he was speaking for himself, not for the president. opposing gay marriage is no longer a slam dunk for republicans. americans' attitude towards gays and gay marriage are changing incredibly fast. but, how biden's from the heart declaration will affect the election is anyone's guess. also, president obama kicked off his re-election campaign this wct weekend by rejecting the question, are you better off than you were four years ago? he said the right question is, where are
May 21, 2012 6:00am PDT
and the even differences on missile defense. "with the united states on a path to a hollow military" he writes, "we are hardly in a position to exercise leadership in persuading allies to spend more on security. the irresponsible defense cuts are clearing the way for our partners to do even less." still what is remarkable about the policy and afghanistan, republicans are giving the president plenty of room. they don't want to argue any other side to this argument about keeping troops there longer. this is a war that is not longer popular with the men public. the other summit with the european economy on the brain, the summit with the most domestic impact may have happened earlier this weekend when the leaders of the world's wealthiest economies met at camp david. the same debate about growth or austerity, spending or cuts will go farthest to spur economic recovery in the long term is being fought out in europe as well and the white house is happy with that they believe is a more unified message on their message from the western km economies after this weekend. >> as all the leaders here today
May 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
by alleging the president of the united states was not really the president of the united states. he intimated that president obama is secretly foreign. that was the basis of the donald trump flash in the pan candidacy years ago. >> why doesn't he show his birth certificate? i think she should. three weeks ago when i started, i thought he was born in this country and now i have doubt. >> based on what? >> his grandmother said he was born in kenya and she was there and witnessed the birth. he doesn't have a birth certificate or he hasn't shown it. if you are going to be the president of the united states you have to be born in this country and there's a doubt as to whether or not he is. >> that little brain curdling wallow in celebrity driven up chuck came to an abrupt end about one year ago when on a wednesday afternoon, the president of the united states held a press conference at the white house to release his freaking birth certificate, to put that nonsense to rest. that was on a wednesday afternoon. three days later on saturday, it was the white house correspondence dinner where the presid
May 18, 2012 12:00am PDT
reverend wright had with the president of the united states since he took the oath of office? >> you know, they haven't had any. president obama was clear that mr. wright's views didn't reflect the president's views. this required moral leadership on mitt romney's part to stand up to the extreme voices in his party. once again, he didn't rise to the occasion. one of the things he tried to do today is equate this hateful attack with a simple discussion of governor romney's economic record we had in this campaign. we've seen this from romney before. he didn't stand up to one of the symbolic heads of the republican party, rush limbaugh when he made those hateful comments against sandra fluke. we've been clear whether supporter of the president or person that used this rhetoric, and romney didn't stand up. >> he said he repudiated this style of campaign. do you believe him? >> he was asked later in the day about his comments earlier in the year about reverend wright you played not too long ago. he said he stood behind them. time and time again, he had the opportunity to stand up to the extrem
May 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
? >> god bless you. god bless the united states of america. now i want to shake some hands. >> the breaking news at this hour is that president obama is on his way back to the united states after his address to the nation from bagram airfield in afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of s.e.a.l. team six's successful mission to get osama bin laden. tonight the commander-in-chief hailed the united states military's accomplishments in afghanistan. >> we broke the taliban's momentum. we built strong afghan security forces. we devastated al qaeda's leadership taking out over 20 of their top 30 leaders. and one year ago, from a base here in afghanistan, our troops launched the operation that killed osama bin laden. the bold goal that i set to defeat al qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild is now within our reach. >> the president then described the path forward for the united states after its combat troops withdraw from afghanistan by the end of 2014. >> emerge from a decade of conflict abroad and economic crisis at home. it's time to renew america. an america where our children live free from
May 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
to destroy an airplane bound for the united states. detail and a live report coming up. >>> plus -- karl rove's money machine is hard at work against the president. now he's doing everything he can to keep his big money donors a secret. >>> and the gloves come off. president obama kicks off his campaign going right at willard. it's going to be a long six months for him. >> i don't care how many ways you try to explain it. corporations aren't people. people are people. >> you're watching "politics nation" live on msnbc. look, every day we're using more and more energy. the world needs more energy. where's it going to come from? ♪ that's why right here, in australia, chevron is building one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ [ female announcer ] gross -- i'll tell you what's really gross: used dishcloths. they can have a history that they drag around with them. for a
May 4, 2012 10:00am PDT
consequence and he'll come to the united states. andrea, i have to also -- >> i just wanted to play a little bit of what hillary clinton said in china this morning and then have you react to it. >> all of our efforts with mr. chen have been guided by his choices and our values. and i'm pleased that today, our ambassador has spoken with him again. our embassy staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him. and he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pur u his studies. >> are you satisfied because clearly hillary clinton is going to leave for bangladesh then on to india. so this is going to take a couple of days at least for the paperwork. it's going to be the immediate family, not his mother, not the extended family. i understand he's going to be coming to nyu. are you satisfied with the agreement if he able so leave in a matter of days or a short amount of time? >> it's a step in the right direction. i do believe the ball was dropped largely in the begin and this groundswell of support, it was untenable to think he would find a safe place somewher
May 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
to the chinese government. and frankly, the united states is in no position to dictate what the terms of release will be for a chinese citizen, dissident or otherwise. >> do you agree with that, p.j.? >> well, secretary cohen is my former boss. i would phrase it a little bit differently. it is not about leverage. the united states negotiated in good faith with china based on the wishes that mr. chen expressed at the time. he was trying to do something very unique which is rather than be an activist who is forced into exile, he wanted to be an activist that continued to do his work inside china. much more powerful. and so the united states negotiated that basis. it thought it had a deal is that that deal is unraveling. as a result, mr. chen is changing his mind and may well be seeking to come to the united states. i think u.s. officials as we speak are trying to actually get to see him again. and chinese officials evidently are preventing that from happening. >> just at this event, mitt romney calling this day of shame for the obama administration if the reports are true. not saying what he would
May 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
. and as richard pointed out, the corruption, the unease of the relationship between the united states and karzai's afghanistan, and the fact that what is the ultimate goal? is it to bring a country that is now logged in perhaps -- >> let me stop you there. you just asked what's the ultimate goal. we have been asking foreign policy -- >> what is it? >> specialists on this set, administration officials, the late richard holbrook, everybody, for years, what's the goal in afghanistan? they don't have a goal in afghanistan. you know why? because it's not about afghanistan. it's about pakistan. this is -- it's ridiculous. we had a goal, and that goal was to rid afghanistan of al qaeda's power structure. we succeeded. >> right. >> and then we moved. then we moved the goal post. and now it's to rebuild a country with, again, we're going into another decade partnership with one of the most corrupt leaders on the planet. it makes no sense. we're wasting $2 billion a week. and young americans are dying every every week. >> you're right. we did move the goal post in afghanistan from essentially getting rid
May 30, 2012 10:00am PDT
. >> governor romney has said that he believes the president was born in the united states. he said it repeatedly. he said that he thinks the issue is closed. and that he's focused on jobs and the economy. and you know, democrats put out a web video on this yesterday. they can talk about trump all they want. we're focused on jobs and the economy. >> but trump has just tweeted again. we'll have more on that and the truth about joe biden. jon stewart tries to get the dirt from first lady michelle obama. >> the isn't it hard though to raise a kid around biden? because i would assume that there's a lot of like joe language or like he's like the uncle that comes over, like, oh, you brought them guns. like you know, that kind of thing. like is that. >> no. >> no, he's -- all right. >> no, he's a great vice president. >> all right. >> he's a great friend my kids hang around him. >> they have play dates i guess. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. in our daily fix, the president placed a call to mitt romney at 11:30 this morning congratulating him on securing the republican no
May 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
situation. i think on balance our european friends and allies believe the united states a is at at table and working hard, trying to deal with increasing problems on the financial side of things, we're trying to work together to get economies balanced and get people back to work in a very big world where the europeans are the number one trading partners. we are intertwined, but domestically here at home, recovering politician, people better start paying attention because this is a democracy that is not a sideline game. it is a representative democracy which means people have to suit up, sit up, and vote, and we're losing that battle, and wiewr losing that battle, unfortunately, i think, because if there's more cynicism because it appears to be chic, then there is really an imperative for people to show up, but part of it is, you know, the sense of partisanship so i think if we can get to where heather wants to be, which is bipartisan national security and foreign policy, that would be great. my vote is for non partisan, getting ourselves to a place -- because we agree so very, very often
May 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
to make the call. the president of the united states is told we have someone who seems to resemble osama bin laden. the intelligence points it's osama bin laden. it's our one shot to take him out. the president can make that call. i have to believe i don't know whether every single president in the united states would have done it but it seems like just about every president given the stakes and the significance would have made that call. to me it's not a political issue. the president deserves tremendous credit for making the call. democrats and republicans praised barack obama a year ago when he made this decision including mitt romney. it's not a political issue. it's sad that it has become a political issue. >> i think what sort of sparked the debate of going back to 2007 and the back and forth was governor romney's sort of shot at former president carter. do you think that was a fair way of sort of responding that even jimmy carter when jimmy carter did order a raid like this that didn't work? >> i think what governor romney was saying even president carter who is known not to have
May 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
in the united states senate, dick lugar, richard nixon's favorite mayor, gets yanked by republicans. the state of of the republican party. this morning we'll talk to both parties looking to take lugar's seat. and another hotbed of discontent. wisconsin democrats pick their man in the fast approaching recall vote on governor scott walker. we'll take a deep dive into the fierce fight that's only 27 days away from today. and mitt romney, another one of those pivots to november. this time it actually felt like on one. this is "the daily rundown." startling revelations about the double agent who ended up blow up that yemen bomb plot. lots to get to this morning. we know about indiana senator richard lugar. he was rejected by his own party in a double-digit defeat that was just one of last night's ballot blowouts. the results went largely as expected in indiana, north carolina, west virginia and wisconsin. the surprises were in the margins of victory. murdoch beat lugar by 20 points, 61% to lugar's 39%. new york overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment that will constitutional will b
May 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
the united states senate. matt by yesterday with the times said this was not a johnsonian moment, in fact it looked quite weak. historically, do you agree with matt by? do you agree with what sam stein said? how significant is it for barack obama to come out and say that he supports gay marriage, despite the fact that he says i'm going to allow states to ban it, despite the fact he said something that we all knew before he talked to robin roberts? >> well, it's not 1957, and it's not by far obviously '64 or '65 where you had federal legislation undoing jim crow and remarkably strong barriers to racial justice. those achievements are not within hailing distance of this. because what the president did was make a rhetorical statement that he -- i think sam has a good point. this is important to a lot of americans. and it signals the president's support of these initiatives, whether he actually puts any political or governmental power attempts behind it is another question. but rhetorically, this is a good thing for libertyianism, people who support the rights of all americans to participate
May 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
not want a full-on military conflict with the united states. what they prefer are these small scale one-off attacks. we saw, frankly, the most egregious up to this report was the plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador here in the united states. so we do see the iranians using these sorts of tactics, these methods as provocation without going so far as to launch a military attack. >> but why target the diplomats in eyazerbajan. >> i think the iranians are anticipating real effect of the increase in sanctions particularly those targeting the oil sector, the fact they pulled back on that makes sense. we're feeling heat from the american sections and the u.s. alliance with israel. certainly americans are not immune. we've seen in the 1980s the barracks bombing. this wouldn't be the first time, it's the most recent attack. >> you said last night if this is true this would constitute an act of war. what would that mean effectively? >> this came up with an attack on a diplomat on u.s. soil. this is frankly an extension of the debate that started then so any attack against an american officia
May 29, 2012 12:45am EDT
in this country when we are taking away all their jobs? my view is if it can be made in the united states it should be made in the united states. in hamilton you go to those old republicans -- [applause] they believe that. the old republicans that built this economy, hamilton, henry clay, lincoln, mckinley. we wrote a book the great betrayal. they are discouraged in the free trade. they believed free trade because we are going to dump our goods there and charge tariffs on goods coming in here. they were not about a level playing field, they were about winning. >> a lot of liberals would agree and i remember one story they told me someone came to interview you and she was right you had a very long hair. she said i think he may have been gay. [laughter] you're the first that spoken about the power in politics. >> i think that it was in iowa and a fellow came along and i think that he was gay, he had a hearing and stuff. [laughter] most of the time when i grew up they didn't have a hearings and stuff. but he was in the car with me driving along asking me questions and he was clearly a left w
May 30, 2012 1:00pm EDT
in the united states, there are clearly some of those people, andrea, but those people were either not going to vote for mitt romney, they're not going to vote for barack obama anyway. i'm not sure trump brings them into the fold in any meaningful way. donald is not the person you want out there as your surrogate among independent voters. >> chris, i want to briefly bring us up to date on texas. test voted. there were some surprises. first of all in the senate appear, there's going to be a runoff now. a very strong showing by the tea party supported ted cruz against the lieutenant governor david dewhurst. then we had the loss of an incumbent in the primary. this is unusual because so far, the track record has been 98% when is not against fellow incumbents because of redistricting. but silvestre reyes lost and this is a former house intelligence chair. he was endorsed by president obama. nancy pelosi favorite who placed him in that will intelligence chair over the more qualified jane harman on the intelligence committee and much more senior jane harman at the time. and also bill clinton campa
May 17, 2012 2:00am PDT
a majority in the united states. whites accounted for 49.6% of all births, while minorities, including hispanics, blacks and asians, reached 50.4%. >>> hey, here's some good news for all of us. a new study finds that men who drank at least six cups of coffee a day had a 10% lower chance of death, and for women, the risk of dying was 15% lower. see? it's not so rough getting up this early. >>> and for the first time in 18 years, in the western part of the united states, you can catch a rare type of solar eclipse this sunday. a ring of fire will radiate from behind the moon as it passes in front of the sun. the ring will be bright, so you're going to need to use solar-safe telescopes or projection methods to watch it. >>> well, arizona republican congressman trent franks is holding a hearing today on a bill he's proposed that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in washington, d.c. well, last night on "the rachel maddow show," eleanor holmes norton, the district of columbia's only elected delegate to congress, told rachel she's being denied an opportunity to testify on behalf
May 8, 2012 1:00am EDT
of the united states of america. the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying men, they are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights and liberties. i don't see much of a distinction beyond that. >> in a second term, would this administration come up behind same sex marriage? >> i can't speak to that. i don't know the answer to that. but i can tell you -- >> it sounds like you would like to see it happen. >> the president continues to fight whether it's don't ask don't tell or whether it's making sure across the board that you cannot discriminate. this is evolving. >> evolving is the word president obama used to describe his own feelings at a news conference on the day he signed the repeal of don't ask don't tell. >> my feelings about this are constantly evolving. i struggle with this. i have friends, i have people who work for me who are in powerful, strong, long lasting gay or lesbian union. my baseline is a strong civil union that provides protections and legal rights that married couples have and i think t
May 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
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May 1, 2012 10:00am PDT
thinking about how this is used in campaign rhetoric. i think that the united states should be proud of what we did a year ago. i think that that was a result of incredibly hard work in the republican administration, incredibly hard work culminated in a democratic administration, and i'll just leave it at that. >> incredibly hard work by you and your colleagues. just a word on that, this all occurred during the weekend of your wedding. you were married saturday night and canceled your honeymoon without being explain to your bride why and it all happened the day after your wedding. an eventful weekend. >> it -- it was. i have been lucky enough to celebrate two anniversaries this past weekend. obviously the wedding is a happier anniversary but the death of bin laden brings great satisfaction and i'm happy the entire country can celebrate it. >> thank you for your service. and of course, you can watch "secrets of bin laden's lair" tonight, 10:00 eastern on discovery. rock center with brian williams "inside the situation room" with president obama and the national security team on the on
May 8, 2012 10:00am PDT
plot to bring down a u.s. passenger plane. >> the united states engages in a number of operations to go after al qaeda and their militant allies, their terrorist allies, who would try to attack the united states. >> the plot itself indicates that these terrorists keep trying. they keep trying to devise more and more perverse and terrible ways to kill innocent people, and it's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant at home and abroad. >> michael leiter knows a lot about being vigilant. he served as director of the national counterterrorism center and is an nbc terror analyst. michael, this last 24 hours sort of trying to go through the sourcing and you've been in the middle of this kind of operation, so you know exactly what's going on. pete williams and a lot of our sources now reporting that the bomber himself, the reason why he's no longer a threat, is he was never a threat because he was a u.s. asset. he brought the bomb out and is now, of course, outside of washington being examined by fbi analysts. but we had actually infiltrated al qaeda. >> well, this is something we've
May 11, 2012 2:00pm EDT
for the united states, the reset was not just about improving the tone of the relationship which had gotten a bit scratchy, it was also about a substantive agenda that would fundamentally improve living standards and a lot of people in both countries. and clearly the start treaty, the cooperation that russia and the united states achieved, particularly in afghanistan, those are signal accomplishments that i think signaled early on that both countries were serious about getting back to business and recapturing the intentions both countries had. but probably the goals both countries set for themselves were w.t.o. w.t.o. membership from russia did not depend on the united states alone. obviously it fended mostly on actions russia needed to take. president obama made clear that he was willing to work with our european allies, to work with the europeans, to work with the business community to ensure that everyone saw the benefits of w.t.o. succession. the fact that russia was not in the w.t.o. seemed incomprensible to president obama. i believe you were in the meeting with me when president obama and
Apr 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
for the united states for four years to not only be out of politics but in the core substance of managing our international and global relations. she's done a fantastic job. >> here is my question about the politics, it also allows her, i'm thinking, she's allowed to be not necessary to the right or left of the president, but she can be in a strong forward brogs if she was the senator from new york, most of the politics would have her on the left of the president. that's nowhere to position yourself if you want to run for president next time. you don't want to get to the left of obama, do you? >> you're holding back here, but isn't this the smart thing for her? >> no, i think your analysis is absolutely right. it gives her the ability to do exactly that. the question is whether she wants to run again. i hope she does. i'm ready to be the co-chair, but i'm not sure that she does right now. i think if the president is reelected and secretary clinton gets to step down and get rest, i think she will think about 2016 seriously. i hope she does. >> you're smiling because you're a clinton guy, mark,
May 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
progress toward burden sharing, toward a continuing support for afghan security but with the united states not having to bear the whole load. >> one piece of news to look for out this weekend may be a collective agreement at least in the g8 on releasing global oil reserves, which means the united states would be releasing part of the strategic petroleum reserve. there was a lot of nondenial denials at the white house yesterday about this. of course gas prices usually rise after memorial day. this may be an attempt to blunt that. all right. getting political campaigns off the ground are tough enough without having your allies stepping on the message last week the president's re-election bid was thrown off track by joe biden's preemptive support for gay marriage. this week mitt romney kicked off -- the kickoff was over shadowed by reverend wright and even brinksmanship over the debt ceiling. david gregory joins me now. it has been striking how both campaigns in the last two weeks have seen their best laid plans. >> a long campaign. plenty of time to get back to it. i think that's right. you
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